Paraffection acquired Causse from husband-and-wife partners Manuel Rubio and Nadine Carel, who took over the business in 2003. Rubio is to remain managing director of the firm, and Carel continues as artistic director.
Olivier Causse, a member of the fourth generation of the founding family, is the director of production.
Causse makes gloves under its own name and also produces for brands including Louis Vuitton, Loewe and Chanel. Indeed, Chanel’s couturier Karl Lagerfeld is one of Causse’s most famous clients and champions, his busy hands perpetually sheathed in fingerless styles made of butter-soft leather.
Causse operates a boutique at 12 Rue de Castiglione in Paris, and an online store.
The acquisition brings to nine the number of specialty ateliers in Paraffection. The others are embroidery firm Montex, the embroider Maison Lesage, gold and silversmith Goosens, shoemaker Massaro, hat maker A. Michel, feather house Lemarié, button specialist Desrues and flower house Guillet.
Pavlovsky said each of the specialty ateliers is logging growth and adding employment.
He noted that gloves have become a more important component of Chanel collections over the past decade. “It’s more and more an important part of the silhouette,” he said.
In 2002, Lagerfeld and Chanel introduced a new pre-fall collection titled Metiers d’art, a ready-to-wear range embellished by the specialty ateliers.
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
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